How do you show love during this Christmas season? Searching for that perfect gift? Wrapping the presents? Sending food to a food pantry? Decorating the trees with lights and ornaments? Allowing an exasperated mother to go before you in the checkout line? Hanging wreaths? Helping a needy family? Opening a door for someone? Cooking special dishes and treats? Calling a shut-in? Sending Christmas cards that are sure to bring a smile? Smiling as you shop?
Jesus exemplified love. He cared for the sick and the exploited. He cared with grace and mercy. Showing love was natural to Him. In 2 Timothy 1:7, we are told that God has given us the spirit of love. It does not say we are given this spirit only during the Christmas season. Do we exercise this spirit year round or let it sit on a shelf hidden? How can you show your spirit of Christ-like love during the entire year?